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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Caprifoliaceae
Viburnum

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 267 (1753).

Derivation: Latin name for V. lantana.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Shrubs or small trees with leaves petiolate, entire, without stipules but with a ridge joining the base of opposite leaves.

Inflorescence terminal, corymb-like, cymose with numerous similar flowers, rarely larger ones on the periphery from outside S. Aust.; bracts scale-like; sepals 5, scarcely connate basally, persistent; corolla actinomorphic, cup-shaped with 5 equal lobes, papillose; stamens 5, with filaments inserted below the throat of the corolla tube; anthers 2-celled; ovary inferior, with 1 cell (other 2 usually very much reduced) with 1 ovule; style almost absent and with a 3-lobed stigma.

Fruit a berry.

Distribution:  About 200 species in the Northern Hemisphere mainly in North America and Asia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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